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Welcome to Casa Banda

Welcome to Casa Banda Buena Vista is hiding on ground level behind the wall Buena Vista's private entrance Nothing cramped about this space! Dining and view to kitchen Breakfast bar and kitchen Large, well equipped kitchen Need to bring the office? No problem! Bring the office Ocean view, king size bed Happy bathroom View to the Pacific Ocean Sit, rock or swing? There will always be a sunset Lots of blue water November sunset Buena Vista's own stairs to the pool One of the neighbors Buena Vista on middle level, right hand building Pool is waiting!! View from rancho to pool North end of Playa Pelada at low tide Beautiful Playa Pelada at high tide Sunset riders on Playa Pelada

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Last updated: 04/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nosara studio description

Quick stats: 842 sq.ft inside/486 sq.ft.covered outside area.
No pets, no inside smoking, no visitors younger than 18. Tenant 18-25 years must be with somebody older than 25.
Calendar is always current.
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'Buena Vista' is a large studio apartment, perfect for longer stays, max 3 months. The entrance is on the ground level, but because of the slope of the property, the balcony facing the pool and ocean has a second story view!
There is a walk-in 'Bodega' (storage room with metal door and dead bolt lock) big enough to keep all your valuables when you feel the need.
The condo, located in a very quiet area, is part of a six-apartment complex, all sharing the charcoal BBQ, the very large pool, and the outdoor shower.
Included in price is weekly maid service, local telephone service, fast, secure WiFi and different fruits when ready for eating.

For complete privacy, the property is nestled between lots of tropical plants and behind walls, locked gates and fences, allowing for 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' kind of living.
If you like life in the nude, please inquire even if the calendar looks like the unit is booked. We might just have reserved Casa Banda for the nudists/naturists at that time.

Owners live on the premises, making sure everything is in the best working order, so you can truly enjoy your stay in your 'Home away from Home'.

Getting around.: It takes 10-15 minute to walk to the beach or the mouth of Rio Nosara for swimming, fishing, and shell collecting. (Coming back takes a little bit longer, because it is up-hill part of the way.)
Also within walking distance: Rancho Suisso Restaurant, Pancho's Market and Taverna, La Luna Restaurant, LaGarta Lodge, Leroy's River Tours, and Beate's Horseback Riding Tours.
Car or ATV is necessary for trips to Nosara Village and beyond. If you decide not to rent a vehicle for your entire stay, there is taxi service for a reasonable price and now five car rental places where you can rent for a day or more.
Nearby Playa Guiones is one of the best surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Surf Guiones during the day, but stay in peace and quiet on top of the hill above Playa Pelada, where the breezes will make it cool and comfortable.

Between July and December, the Olive Ridley sea turtles come to Playa Ostional, half hour away, to nest. Seeing this is a truly amazing experience

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 1328 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                18. Person signing rental agreement must be at least 25....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking inside, outside OK....moreless

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                80 ' x 80 '...moreless

              • The 'ocean view' bed is a Costa Rican king size, 200cm x 200cm/80' x 80', with orthopedic mattress, good pillows and cotton sheets. The bedside lamps have dimmers for mood lighting or for allowing one to sleep and one to read. Bed can be shielded by a curtain from floor to ceiling should you feel the need....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower, toilet, shower

                ...moreless

              • Plenty of nice towels and big pool towels. If you want to bring towels to the beach, please bring your own. Blow dryer available. Outlets are American style, with 110 volt current....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • With windows on all four sides sides and several ceiling fans, there are always plenty of breezes to keep things cool. The maid comes once a week to clean and wash sheets and towels. Should you wish to relax completely, more service can be arranged for a fee, just like we can arrange for shopping services, also for an extra payment. We have a radio with CD player and a small, but varied music library. The library of books is small but growing, and in the rancho there are a few games for everybody’s enjoyment. Owners live on the premises, making sure everything is in the best working order, so you can truly enjoy your stay in your 'Home away from Home'. The property, pool and lush, tropical garden are completely private behind walls and fences, allowing for 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' kind of living. If you enjoy life free of clothes, please ask when Casa Banda will be reserved for nudist/naturist guests only. It could be when the condo appears to be booked. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo
                  • Books
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Music Library

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Attractions

                      • Waterfalls
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Forests
                      • Library

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Whale Watching

                      local services and businesses

                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • ATM/Bank

                      Location Type

                      • Near The Ocean:

                        12-15 minute walk to the Pacific...moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            Dine at the table, large enough for company, or 'al fresco' on the balcony...moreless

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Towels Provided:

                            Bath and pool towels, but no beach towels...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Almost at the end of very quiet street...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            High speed, secure...moreless

                          • Living Room
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Telephone
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Safe

                          Kitchen

                          • Pantry Items:

                            Salt, pepper, basic spices, kitchen towel, coffee filters, dish wash detergent...moreless

                          • Oven:

                            Large toaster oven...moreless

                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Blender

                          Outside

                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Fish Cleaning Table
                          • Lawn / Garden

                          Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Shared by 6 apartments in complex...moreless

                          • Outdoor Pool
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Another great vacation at an amazing place

                            Another great vacation at an amazing place

                            • Guest Robert L. (Omaha NE)
                            • Date of stay 02/20/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/29/14
                            Another great stay at one of our favorite clothing optional vacation spots. This is our second stay, having been here in February 2012, the first year of clothing optional. While we truly love Casa Banda, it just wouldn’t be the same without Arne and Bibi as hosts. In this review, I’ve included portions of a more detailed trip report that includes a link to pictures. (no nudity) the full report is at Traveltalkonlone under the Nude Resorts, Beaches and Cruises section. We stayed in the apartment called Buena Vista, the biggest of the one-bedroom units. While all of the apartments are nice and nicely appointed, we liked the extra space, especially the outdoor living space. We cooked all of our meals the first week. We pre-order grass fed meats and eggs from Bibi’s supplier and they were in the freezer or fridge when we arrived. We also pre ordered organic produce from rainbow organic to be picked up on Saturdays. There is a grill and charcoal in the pool house addition to well-equipped kitchens in your apartment. This was the plan as we didn’t rent a car until the following Thursday. On our first visit, the car sat in the driveway most of the time. It’s so relaxing, it’s really kind of hard to put your clothes on and leave. Plus whenever someone goes to town, they usually ask if anyone wants to tag along or needs anything from the store. The sunsets are absolutely spectacular as well. The sun is mostly unobstructed setting on the water and the clouds that are around, really light up. There are great sunsets from Casa Banda or you can put your clothes on and watch from the beach or just down the road at a sunset bar. All in all, another great trip at a great place hosted by some really great people who have invested heavily in the facility to insure their guests have a great vacation The grounds are beautifully maintained, the bananas from their trees were ripe and more than you could possibly eat. During both visits, everyone got along fabulously, with email and contact info shared to stay in touch and coordinate future visits. It’s also worth noting almost without exception, when it’s time for a guest to leave, everyone gathers to say their goodbyes and there are hugs and often tears. You know it’s been a great vacation when that happens.

                            Owner response: Thank you for your thorough and positive description of Casa Banda.We loved having you two back for another stay - and will look forward to future visits. Whether people like to go "barefoot all over" or prefer to enjoy the wonderful Costa Rican sunshine wearing clothes, there are enough days in the year for us to accommodate everybody. :-) Please note: The full trip report can be found on TravelTalkOnline

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                          • See you again!

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                            See you again!

                            • Guest B & B, Vancouver Island, BC
                            • Date of stay 03/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            Thank you, Bibi and Arnie, for wonderful Casa BandA. We’ve loved our month here and will go back home, full of energy from sun + laughter + relaxation. Love B & B

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                          • Thank you.

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                            Thank you.

                            • Guest P and family, Canada
                            • Date of stay 01/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            Bibi and Arne Lovely, spacious Buena Vista! - The patio easily held our large family group dinners - Thanks for your assistance, patience and supportive advice!

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                          • So perfect!

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                            So perfect!

                            • Guest M & T, Miami, USA
                            • Date of stay 09/16/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            , you made our honeymoon fabulous!! We love you! Every detail was perfect, every need anticipated and being able to be naked all week, to sun in the pool and enjoy the incredible view. Thank you so much. We will be back as often and as long as we are able. Love M & T

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                          • Paradise Revisited.

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                            Paradise Revisited.

                            • Guest D & T, Ontario, Canada
                            • Date of stay 09/08/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            We had the repeat pleasure of being thoroughly spoiled by Bibi and Arne in their little oasis of Nosara! In January, we stayed in the Pura Vida Studio but scoped out Buena Vista which is equally as nice but with more desk space and living quarters. A very eventful trip to CR this time (our 6th) with the 7.6 earthquake on September 5 to experience and apparently many aftershocks which we did not. Fortunately, Casa Banda was built above CR’s earthquake building standards and there was no structural damage. September is truly a different time to visit with it being the rainy season, but this did not hinder us. Walks to the beach and visiting nearby Ostional Turtle beach were wonderful and a nature lover’s and photographer’s delight! As well, the clothing optional status was very relaxing and comfortable, especially since we had never experienced this before. Thank you for a great, albeit too short, visit – we shall return!!

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                          • Thank you!

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                            Thank you!

                            • Guest B & W, Arizona
                            • Date of stay 05/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            What a beautiful place – Costa Rica and Casa BandA! We enjoyed our stay very much and had everything we needed. We look forward to coming back again and hope it is not too long from now. Best wishes to your, Bibi and Arnie, in your new home here, once you get moved.

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                          • Back again!

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                            Back again!

                            • Guest D & J, Canada
                            • Date of stay 03/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            We have truly experienced Pura Vida for almost 6 weeks. During our stay here in Nosara, we were able to take an interior trip to the San Jose, Jaco and Manuel Antonio areas for 5 nights. Poas Volcano is awesome with its sulphuric lake and fumarales still hissing. When the weather cooperates, you are able to view the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean sea. La Paz Waterfall’s Garden has 5 thunderous falls and the pavilions there are well worth the ay spent. To be able to come down the mountain and travel though the cloud forest is remarkable. Manuel Antonio is another beautiful destination. Scarlet Macaws can be spotted in the trees along the highway. Here at the condo unit is a great “Welcoming Back”. The pool is a great refresher as the temperature registered 95 F in the shade. We enjoyed our stay, visiting with other guests here traveling from Canada and USA and are hoping to be re-united here again. We are grateful for Bibi and Arne in creating and maintaining a welcoming, friendly, beautiful vacation retreat. We will be back!

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                          • Thanks for everything!

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                            Thanks for everything!

                            • Guest A & J, MA, USA
                            • Date of stay 01/05/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            We loved our Costa Rica vacation. It was great and relaxing, a great break from the cold, rain and snow back home in Maryland, USA. The room was perfect and the view amazing! We will be staying here again when we return back to Nosara! Only, we will be staying MUCH longer (we don’t want to leave today).

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                          • Loved it!

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                            Loved it!

                            • Guest L & M
                            • Date of stay 05/23/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/10/13
                            We absolutely loved this place, very romantic up here, we got married yesterday! Very liberating to walk around naked everywhere on the property. Thanks for the view! Pura Vida.

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                          • Paradise!

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                            Paradise!

                            • Guest J & P, Vancouver, Canada
                            • Date of stay 03/10/11
                            • Review Submitted 04/09/13
                            We have been here in Paradise for 87 days. The sunsets, the walks on the beach, and the accommodations – the room, the pool, the view, the kitchen and all the cooking stuff - have been super! Thanks Bibi. Especially enjoyed the soft, fluffy towels!!

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High 14
                          Apr 1 - Jul 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $660 $2,180
                          Green 14
                          Aug 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $545 $1,795
                          Prime 14-15
                          Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $815 $2,695
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          Ask for our 2-week rate.

                          No reservation is confirmed until we receive deposit and a rental agreement completed and signed by you.

                          Renter is responsible for place and “stuff”. We will charge for missing/damaged items. We do not charge security deposit, but trust that guests will tell if something happens. So far, we have rarely been disappointed :-)

                          Please ask for confirmation of quote.

                          DEPOSIT: 6 months prior: 20% to reserve. By 90 days prior: total of 50% is due. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.

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                          Last updated: 04/08/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Liberia International Airport (LIR) at 80 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Playa Pelada, less than at 1 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Lagarta Lodge, Less than at 1 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: Despite our Scandinavian roots, we have always turned our eyes to the South when traveling for pleasure. In 1980, we emigrated to Virginia and found a climate much better than what we were used to in Denmark, but our vacations would generally take us even further south – and always to bodies of water. Over the years, we have seen many beautiful places, but it was always good to go back home to Virginia.

                          Why the Owner Chose Nosara:
                          In the summer of 2000, we traveled to Nosara, Costa Rica for the first time. We stayed at a small resort, which a friend had made us aware of. It was love at first sight! Nosara had everything we like: beach, ocean, warm weather, tropical fruits, fresh fish, original, local flair and friendly people. For the first time, we felt very much “at home”. Nosara chose us to stay, and a building lot for sale nearby kept calling us. Building in a Central American country has been a very interesting experience! It has taken a little blood, lots of sweat and some tears - and more patience than we thought we had, but we love the result. We invite you to share in our dream.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Studio:
                          Whether you just like to have lots of room or your office has to come with you on vacation, Buena Vista is the perfect apartment. Without being cramped, it is large enough for a full kitchen with a breakfast bar, a large dining table, a work desk, a king size, ocean view bed, full bath room, safe room, and a sitting corner......and that is just inside. Outside, on the covered balcony with sunset and ocean view, there is more room for dining, sitting and lounging in a hammock chair. Because it is completely on a level below the top of the walls around the property, you will never have to put on clothes if you come during one of the 'Clothing Optional Costa Rica' periods.....as long as you stay inside the walls, of course :-)


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                          Speaks: english, danish, spanish, swedish, norwegian

                           

                          Photos

                          • Welcome to Casa Banda

                            Welcome to Casa Banda

                          • Buena Vista's private entrance

                            Buena Vista's private entrance

                          • Dining and view to kitchen

                            Dining and view to kitchen

                          • Large, well equipped kitchen

                            Large, well equipped kitchen

                          • Bring the office

                            Bring the office

                          • Happy bathroom

                            Happy bathroom

                          • Sit, rock or swing?

                            Sit, rock or swing?

                          • Lots of blue water

                            Lots of blue water

                          • Buena Vista's own stairs to the pool

                            Buena Vista's own stairs to the pool

                          • Buena Vista on middle level, right hand building

                            Buena Vista on middle level, right hand building

                          • View from rancho to pool

                            View from rancho to pool

                          • Beautiful Playa Pelada at high tide

                            Beautiful Playa Pelada at high tide

                          • Buena Vista is hiding on ground level behind the wall

                            Buena Vista is hiding on ground level behind the wall

                          • Nothing cramped about this space!

                            Nothing cramped about this space!

                          • Breakfast bar and kitchen

                            Breakfast bar and kitchen

                          • Need to bring the office? No problem!

                            Need to bring the office? No problem!

                          • Ocean view, king size bed

                            Ocean view, king size bed

                          • View to the Pacific Ocean

                            View to the Pacific Ocean

                          • There will always be a sunset

                            There will always be a sunset

                          • November sunset

                            November sunset

                          • One of the neighbors

                            One of the neighbors

                          • Pool is waiting!!

                            Pool is waiting!!

                          • North end of Playa Pelada at low tide

                            North end of Playa Pelada at low tide

                          • Sunset riders on Playa Pelada

                            Sunset riders on Playa Pelada

                          $545 - $815 per week (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 04/08/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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